This is my spin on the traditional "peanut butter blossoms" recipe.
I love these cookies, I mean I "love" these cookies. What's not to love? "Hello McCfly"? We have peanut butter, and chocolate. Isn't that it's own food group? No, seriously??
As much as I adore these cookies, I needed to enhance them by making them gluten free!! I have quite a few friends that have been diagnosed with "celiac disease", and even though they absolutely adore coming over and indulging, they couldn't have dessert...
How can I justify to my "very GREEK MOTHER", that my get together went well?
Me: "Yes mama, my friends had an amazing time, and yes, I served olives and a few cheeses.
Mama: "Did you make grape leaves"?
Me: "No mama I did not make grape leaves this time, but next time". [I proceed to tell my mom what I served for appetizers and dinner]
Mama: "What did you make for dessert".
Me: "Mama they did not have dessert".
Mama: *gasp* "They did not have dessert"?
*insert Greek mother guilt trip*.
Mama: "What"?? "Why you no serve your guests dessert? What I teach you"?
*more guilt trip*
Me: "Mama, you don't understand they have this chronic disease, they can't have..."
Mama: "What have I done wrong God, why don't my children understand me, why do they embarrass me so"??
Me: Mama, can you just hear me out, mama please"...
Mama: *wailing* "Where have I gone wrong... I don't understand you anymore, are you my child"?
Yes, my friends, we will have NONE OF THAT! We have rectified this, not to worry, mama!!!
The greatest pleasure in my life (sans guilt trip from my mother) is to have family and friends over and FEED THEM!! I cannot, have them leaving without dessert. I mean dessert... The essence of "friend's get together"!!
So I went back to the drawing board!! Yes, yes, I did!!
I improvised on a basic gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe. I added my twist of chocolate, and then "just because I could"... I added more chocolate! Yes, you heard me correctly, I ADDED more chocolate!
Based on the reviews from my family and close friends; "HOLY PEANUT BUTTER DECADENCE BATMAN"!!!
I have succeeded!! Three amazing flavors; Peanut butter, semisweet chocolate and White chocolate!! That spells "YUM" in our books!!
I cannot even begin to explain how amazingly delicious these flavors are!!
Chunky peanut butter along with the two different chocolates? Well, my friends (and mama), it totally brings it up 3 or 4 levels!!!
Peanut butter (hello), with bits of peanuts, then the decadent semi-sweet chocolate chips buried underneath the most SCRUMPTIOUS white chocolate frosting..."ummmm a total yes"!!
We've created a succulent peanut butter and double chocolate cookie HEAVEN!!!!
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
|2 c||Chunky peanut butter|
|2 c||Granulated sugar|
|2 tsp||Baking powder|
White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
|12 Oz||(1 pkg) white chocolate chips|
|2 stk||Butter - 1 cup (unsalted) softened at room temperature|
|1 c||Confectioners' sugar|
|1 tsp||Vanilla extract|
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-Preheat oven to 350F.
-Prepare your white chocolate buttercream by adding your chocolate chips into a glass bowl. Microwave on high at 10-15 second intervals, stirring thoroughly in between, till the chocolate has melted and is smooth, set aside.
In a bowl, add your softened butter, your confectioner's sugar, and your vanilla. Using your stand up mixer, or hand mixer, mix thoroughly. Add your melted white chocolate chips, and continue mixing till mixture is light and fluffy about 2-3 minutes. Place in pastry bag or ziplock bag, insert star tip and set aside.
Let's make our cookies!! They are so simple, yet utterly delicious!!!
-In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients for peanut butter cookies till thoroughly incorporated and soft dough forms.
Roll into 1" balls, and place onto non-stick sprayed cookie sheet/silicon mat.
Using your fork tines, make criss cross patterns if desired, on top of cookies, pressing them a little, or just slightly flatten them using the palm of your hand.
Bake for 10-11 minutes.
-Once out of the oven, immediately place 3 chocolate chips on top of cookies towards the center. Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Continue with the rest of the cookies till all dough has been used.
Place on a pretty platter and ... watch them smile.
Go ahead, take one, they're delicious!!!!
Till next time!!
Dishin with Didi